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Andrew Bynum had a successful Pacers debut and helped Indiana snap a season-long four-game slide with a 94-83 victory over the Boston Celtics on Tuesday. Bynum, signed by Indiana as a free agent on Feb. 1, totaled eight points and 10 rebounds in just under 16 minutes off the bench. David West checked in with 24 points while Paul George and George Hill netted 12 apiece for the Pacers, who bounced back after losing their previous three contests by an average of nearly 20 points per game. Jared Sullinger and Kris Humphries paced Boston with 17 and 15 points, respectively, but the Celtics folded late in dropping their fifth straight road test.

NBA: Brooklyn 107, Dallas 106

NEW YORK, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Two free throws by Andrei Kirilenko with 5 seconds remaining Friday clinched Brooklyn's 107-106 victory over Dallas.

NBA: Brooklyn 102, Toronto 100

TORONTO, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Brooklyn's Andray Blatche scored 24 points Tuesday, guiding the Nets over Toronto 102-100 for just their fourth win this season.

NBA: Minnesota 105, Phoenix 93

MINNEAPOLIS, April 13 (UPI) -- Ricky Rubio put in 24 points and J.J. Barea added 16 off the bench Saturday to help the Minnesota Timberwolves dispatch Phoenix 105-93.

NBA: Minnesota 110, Boston 100

MINNEAPOLIS, April 1 (UPI) -- Nikola Pekovic pumped in 29 points Monday, going 11-of-11 from the free-throw line to help Minnesota end a long skid against Boston with a 110-100 victory.

NBA: Minnesota 117, Phoenix 86

PHOENIX, March 23 (UPI) -- Andrei Kirilenko was one of seven Minnesota players in double figures Friday, sending the Timberwolves sailing past Phoenix 117-86.

NBA: Minnesota 97, New Orleans 95

MINNEAPOLIS, March 17 (UPI) -- Derrick Williams put in 28 points and Nikola Pekovic made two go-ahead free throws Sunday in Minnesota's 97-95 win over New Orleans.

NBA: Oklahoma City 127, Minnesota 111

OKLAHOMA CITY, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant combined for 64 points Friday and Oklahoma City shot 58 percent from the floor to defeat Minnesota 127-111.

NBA: Minnesota 94, Philadelphia 89

MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Nikola Pekovic helped stake Minnesota to a comfortable fourth-quarter lead Wednesday and the Timberwolves held on for a 94-89 win over Philadelphia.

NBA: Memphis 105, Minnesota 88

MEMPHIS, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Tayshaun Prince led a contingent of four Grizzlies scoring in double figures Sunday and the Grizzlies bounced shorthanded Minnesota 105-88.

NBA: Minnesota 115, New Orleans 86

MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Dante Cunningham knocked down all nine of his shots and finished with 18 points Saturday in the Minnesota Timberwolves' 115-86 decision over New Orleans.

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NBA: Washington 114, Minnesota 101

WASHINGTON, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Jordan Crawford led a strong shooting performance Friday that lifted Washington to its 10th victory of the season -- 114-101 over Minnesota.

NBA: Brooklyn 91, Minnesota 83

MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Brook Lopez pushed Brooklyn to an 11-point halftime lead Wednesday and the Nets held on to defeat Minnesota 91-83.

NBA: Minnesota 92, Houston 79

MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Andrei Kirilenko fired in 21 points Saturday and the Minnesota Timberwolves ended a five-game losing streak by dominating Houston 92-79.
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Andrei Kirilenko
Utah Jazz forward Andrei Kirilenko signals his pleasure in beating the Denver Nuggets after the buzzer sounds in the fourth quarter at the Pepsi Center in Denver March 29, 2006. Kirilenko scored 21 points in the win. Utah beat Denver 115-104. (UPI Photo/Gary C. Caskey)
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Andrei Gennadyevich Kirilenko (Russian: Андрей Геннадьевич Кириленко; born February 18, 1981) is a Russian-American professional basketball player currently playing at the small forward position for the Utah Jazz in the National Basketball Association. He is 206 cm (6'9") tall and weighs 103 kg (227 lb).

At age fifteen, Kirilenko began playing professional basketball in his native Russia with the Russian Basketball Super League. The Utah Jazz drafted him in 1999, and he became the first Russian player selected in the first round of a draft and youngest European player drafted. After the draft, Kirilenko spent two years with PBC CSKA Moscow and played with the Russian national team in the 2000 Summer Olympics. In 2001, Kirilenko joined the Jazz. In the NBA, Kirilenko played in the 2004 All-Star Game, was an NBA All-Defensive Team pick for three seasons, and made the NBA All-Rookie Team after his first season. Kirilenko continues to compete internationally with the Russian national team. In 2011, Kirilenko became an American citizen.

He is sometimes nicknamed AK47 because his initials are AK and his jersey number is 47.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Andrei Kirilenko."
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